With the test series over and my original return date pushed back two days, there’s more time to explore Grenada, which markets itself as the Spice Island.
It’s not hard to see why – nutmeg grows wild and on farms, cashews by the roadside, peppercorns in abundance, cocoa trees everywhere plus mango trees (two types – stringy and not-stringy), breadfruit trees, jackfruits, cinnamon trees, local fruits and spices – just to name a few. The whole island seems to be covered in lush green vegetation – either agricultural, home produced or rain forest but the level of rainfall is declining (so much so that crayfish no longer frequent Crayfish Bay) but somehow things flourish.
So it was that a small group of us set off for a tour of the island guided by a local travel guide and expert driver – you have to be here; narrow misses of other vehicles and pedestrians are millimetres thin, roads either go up or down – and you need an automatic otherwise you’d be constantly changing gear!
What follows are a few snaps of what we discovered: